More than 8,000 of undocumented immigrants from Cuba expected to cross into the U.S. through Mexico’s border.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
January 17, 2016
Laredo, Texas – More than 8,000 of undocumented immigrants from Cuban have been allowed to travel from Costa Rica into Mexico in their quest to cross into the U.S. to seek political asylum under the Cuban Adjustment Act. The Cuban immigrants have been stuck in Costa Rica for several months because neighboring countries had denied passage to continue their route to the U.S. Mexico granted a 20-day humanitarian visas for at least 180 Cubans who are the first large group that made their way to the Mexico-U.S. border.
The first wave of Cubans have arrived at the Laredo, Texas, U.S. and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico border ready cross into the U.S. Once they step on U.S. soil, undocumented Cuban can seek political asylum.
Trump bigoted supporters want Donald Trump, who is running for the Republican nomination for President to repeal the Cuban Adjustment Act, if elected so he can halt another massive wave of Cuban undocumented immigrants from crossing into the country. Trump is debating whether to challenge the Cuban influx of thousands of undocumented immigrants from Cuba, according to Trump campaign sources.
GOP members in the U.S. Congress are contemplating in repealing the Cuban Adjustment Act as well. A Cuban undocumented immigrant can get federal resettlement benefits and can become a permanent resident within a year asylum is granted and U.S. Citizen soon afterwards. The mass Cuban migration between Cuba to Costa Rica and the U.S. was initiated when Cuba and the U.S. resumed diplomatic relations and Cubans became aware that the U.S. could change its Cuban Adjustment Act policy.
Texas Republican U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar from Laredo believes it is time to repeal the Cuban Adjustment Act.